Part I - Take-Home Short Answer Questions:
Section A: Six Categories of Human Rights
1. Focus – Civil/Political & Economic, Social & Cultural Rights.
According to Eide’s argument, economic, social and cultural rights constitute three
interrelated components of a more comprehensive package. These components relate
to the civil and political rights. The core to social rights is the right to adequate standard
of living. This right requires everyone, at a minimum, to enjoy the subsistence rights
such as adequate food and nutrition rights, clothing and the necessary conditions of
care. On the other hand, economic rights include the rights to property, the right to
work, and the right to social security. The cultural rights are complex. They entail the
right to take part in cultural life, the rights to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress
and its applications, the right to benefit from the protection of the moral and material
interests from any scientific enquiry and freedom indispensable for scientific research
and creative activity. In this regard, the State parties take proper steps in ensuring the
realization of these rights acknowledging the essence of international cooperation based
on free consent.
However, according to UNCESCR, these rights require high levels of investment.
Besides, civil as well as political rights require the State to...